Multisensory Teaching Strategies
Multisensory activities and manipulatives appeal to all learning styles and provide a hands-on approach to handwriting.
We help children develop their writing skills through explicit, multisensory, play-based instruction. Children move, touch, feel, and manipulate real objects as they learn habits and skills essential for writing. Research supports multisensory teaching to address children’s’ diverse learning styles: visual, tactile, auditory, and kinesthetic.
Activities with hands-on instruction materials address different senses to teach correct formation, spacing, and sequencing. Each letter lesson begins with a multisensory introduction. Fun activities are rotated to add variety and appeal.
We use music to speak to children and promote movement and memory. Other multisensory lessons in the teachers’ guides use Voices, Letter Stories, Door Tracing, Air Writing, and Mystery Letter Game to teach letter formation and placement on lines.